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Traveling for the Holidays? Read This First!

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Whether you’re heading to the airport or hitting the road, don’t leave home without reading our best holiday travel tips first. We’ve collected them all in one easy-to-read place.

Speed Through Airport Security With These Easy Tips
Adopt these expert time-saving measures to put yourself in the fast lane.

Five Ways to Cut Down on Airport Delays During the Holidays
Our tried-and-true strategies show you how to get on the plane with minimum hassle.

Two More Essential Holiday Travel Tips
The early bird gets the worm—and the best airport parking space.

Avoid Contaminated Air When Traveling
How to reduce your exposure to germs and unhealthy air on your trip.

Packing Cold-Weather Clothes in a Carry-on
Tips for squeezing that bulky sweater into your luggage.

How to Skip High Baggage Fees on Holiday Gifts
With baggage fees at an all-time high, getting your gifts home requires a little extra foresight.

Is it Cheaper to Ship Gifts Ahead or Take Them With You?
Our writer compares the cost of checking bags at the airport versus shipping them with major retailers.

How to Bring Gifts Through Security
Here are the rules. Know them before you get in line!

Flying With Winter Items
How to transport winter items such as home-baked goodies and bulky ski equipment.

Giving Ideas for Those Who Can’t Pack Big Gifts
Want to skip baggage fees altogether? Here are some tips for flying lighter.

Program These Numbers Into Your Phone Before You Go
There’s no worse feeling than not having anyone to call for help when you’re far from home.

Tips for a Safe Holiday Road Trip
Before you go over the hills and into the woods, here are a few helpful tips to make your holiday drive a safe and enjoyable experience.

Ten Ways to Make Flying Less Painful
Dreading holiday travel? Gear up for a better trip with these tips.

Family Travel Tips for the Busy Holiday Season
Here’s how to prepare, whether you’re traveling with infants or teens.

The Ultimate Guide to Airline Fees
Two dollars for a soda? Ten bucks for an aisle seat? If you’re confused about which airlines are charging for which “perks,” we can help.

Have any last-minute tips of your own? Share them with other readers by posting a comment below.

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